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Great Horned Owl

Common through out Mexico, United States, and Canada.  Habitat vary from forests to cities and open desert. They eat birds, small vertabrates, and insects.

Western Screech-Owl

Photographed in San Pedro Riparian Area Southeast Arizona.  Resides year round in the Western United States in woodlands, streamside, groves and deserts at lower elevations than the Whiskered Screech-Owl.  Diet includes small vertebrates, fish, insects and birds.  

Whiskered Screech-Owl

Photographed in the Ramsey Canyon Nature Preserve and Southeast Arizona. Common in Conifer woodlands at elevations from 4000 to 6000 feet.  Eats mostly large insects, rarely rodents. Resides year round in Southeast Arizona and Central Mexico

Burrowing Owl

Photographed in Southeast Arizona. An owl found in open country, will take over a Prairie Dog burrow for nesting.  Their range is declining but currently are year round resident from California south to Southern Arizona east to Texas.  Will migrate north for breeding.

Spotted Owl

Photographed in Southeast Arizona.  Spotted Owls inhabit thickly wooded canyons. Sightings are uncommon with decreasing numbers due to habitat destruction. They eat birds,  vertebrates, and insects. Range includes Northwest United States, Arizona, New Mexico, and Mexico.

Northern Pygmy-Owl

Photographed in Miller Canyon Southeast Arizona. The Northern Pygmy-owl inhabits dense woodlands in foothills and mountains from Mexico to Canada throughout the Western United States. It eats birds, insects and small vertebrates.

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